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The Shoes of Others

Social Justice work is complicated by the expectations and fears of all involved, and yet it's work that we are called to do. Journey with us down the path of imperfectly navigating the work of Social Justice as Rev. Joe Cherry asks the question "What's it like to walk in your shoes?".

Sermon from 9/24/17

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In meeting new people, and being in relationship with others, mistakes are made. Social faux pas, cultural misunderstandings and unintended slights sometimes get in the way of good people trying to live good, honest lives. Join Rev. Joe Cherry as he looks through the lens of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at human relationships with both the stranger and the friend.

 Sermon from 9/17/17

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Join us for our Annual Water Communion, the ritual by which we traditionally open the church year. We bring water from where we've been to be combined with the water of long term members and visitors alike, as we use water to symbolize the spiritual journey that we are all on as individuals.

Sermon from 9/10/17

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Hope & Struggle

The struggle against injustice is hard and weary-making work. One of the benefits of being in community is that you don't have to struggle or re-charge on your own, there are others to help. Others with stories to hear, dry tears, and share laughter. Join Rev. Joe Cherry as he looks at ways to improve our lives while we work to improve the world.

Sermon from 9/3/17

 

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Both Sides Now

Art accompanies us our whole life long. From nursery rhymes, which are both poetry and song. Striking visual images in the form of photographs or paintings..we experience art every day, all day, in our lives.  Sometimes though one piece...a song, a painting, a dance...sticks with us our whole lives, and as we grow and mature we may find deeper meanings in these special pieces Join Rev. Joe Cherry to explore art and spirituality.

Reflection of an Artist by our very talented pianist, Karin Tooley.

Please take a few moments before you listen to the podcast to watch these two videos.

Both Sides Now 1969

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Sermon from 8/27/17

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Holy Curiosity

Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Rev. Renee Ruchotzke into our pulpit. Rev. Renee is part of the Central Region's Congregational Staff and has been involved in discussions having to do with our future and the possibility of re-uniting our congregation with that of First Unitarian Church.  This Sunday she'll be preaching on Holy Curiosity.  

Sermon from8/20/17

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To Walk Alongside

Mental Illness is often a topic that causes serious discomfort in us. Unlike many other illnesses whose symptoms often have visible physical attributes that we can see, mental illnesses often remain unseeable, mysterious and perhaps this is why they are so frightening. Spend some time this Sunday with Rev. Joe Cherry and members of the UUSC congregation as we attempt to dispel some concerns and figure out how we can be helpful, non-judgmental companions to people dealing with mental health issues.  

Sermon from 8/13/17

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What Makes a Family?

Our minister, Rev. Joe Cherry, is on study leave during the month of July.  

This week's service will focus on the many ways that we define family. We form "families" as a result of biology, circumstance and affinity and each version has a significance and role in our lives. Join Amy Collins, CLM, as she explores this topic.

Sermon from 7/30/17

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Our minister, Rev. Joe Cherry, is on study leave during the month of July.  Our speaker this Sunday is worship associate, Robyn Herr.

We live in a world that regularly demands we keep moving faster and faster.  What do we miss when we are constantly going in the fast lane? This morning we will explore some methods of moving forward that may not top the speed limit, but will get us where we are going, and may even offer a more enjoyable journey.

Service from 7/23/17

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The Space Between

Our minister, Rev. Joe Cherry, is on study leave during the month of July.  Our guest speaker this Sunday is Kristina Spaude.

We live in a highly divided world, one where we are separated by politics, fear, the news media, and many other ways. It's hard to remember to look for points of connection and common experience sometimes. What if, in our interactions with others and ourselves, we focused on the relationship, thinking that it is in the relationship that the holy lives?

The content of the second reading is from NPR's INVISIBILIA series.  It is suggested that you listen to this excerpt before listening to the sermon.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/15/485843453/it-was-a-mellow-summer-dinner-party-then-the-gunman-appeared

Sermon from 7/16/17

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